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Eldorado Canyon  -  Nelson - Abandoned Mine in Nevada

Eldorado Canyon - Nelson


Eldorado Canyon was the home to hundreds of mines and miners dreaming of riches.    One of the famous ghost towns/abandoned mining camps in this area is Nelson.  

In 1775, Nelson was called Eldorado by the Spaniards who made the original discoveries of gold in this area.  Today this area is referred to as Nelson or Eldorado Canyon. 

A hundred years later the prospectors and miners of the day took over the Techatticup Mine.  Nelson is famous for the Techatticup mine which produced more than $2.5 million in gold before 1942.  Located only 40-miles southwest of Las Vegas these historical landmarks are visited by many Colorado River tours as well as driving to the Nelson. 

Mining activities were the most prominent from about 1858 until 1945. This was one of the first major gold strike areas in Nevada, many consider it to be the oldest.


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